You don’t need a car jack.
Or a car charger.
Or even a phone charger.
And they’re just as convenient as they sound.
But they’re also more expensive, can be hard to find and often don’t work.
And you can’t use them in car crashes.
Here are some of the most common reasons why you shouldn’t carry one in your emergency kit.
Carjackings don’t pay The number of carjackings each year is increasing, and they’re happening at alarming rates.
The majority of carjacking victims are black men, and the crime has been on the rise in the last two years.
And according to a report by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), black Americans are more likely to be the victims of car jacking than any other racial group.
But the carjackers are still getting away with it.
So why do carjacker’s still get away with murder?
Two reasons: their motive is still unclear.
And police departments have been slow to crack down on carjack attempts.
Some police departments are hesitant to pursue carjacker cases, citing the increased risk of injury or death.
That’s despite the fact that carjack incidents are far less common in places like the Northeast and South than they are in the rest of the country.
Cars are still a major target Carjackers still get their targets from cars, especially those driven by minorities.
For example, in Texas, in the latest data from the Texas Department of Public Safety, there were nearly 4,000 carjack and other car-jacking incidents in 2017.
That number jumped to nearly 7,000 in 2018.
And the problem is only getting worse.
In 2017, Texas recorded 6,715 carjack attacks, which is a rate of 1.2 per 100,000 people.
That means that a carjack victim could be murdered by a black man in just one year, the same rate of crime seen in Texas.
Even though carjack crimes are on the decline, the police aren’t doing enough to investigate them, according to the Insurance Department.
The reason for this is that carjacked victims are often targeted because of their ethnicity.
They’re usually minorities who have been targeted because they’re perceived as vulnerable or out of control, said James Brown, a criminal justice professor at Texas A&M University.
But in some cases, that perception is even more severe.
The victims of such crimes are typically in their 20s, and are usually the victims, Brown said.
The carjack is still a crime that happens on a regular basis in Texas and across the country, even though it’s no longer an everyday occurrence, Brown noted.
Carjacking and carjackers aren’t just about race The carjacks are not the only reason why the carjoring epidemic continues to spike.
In fact, in 2017, police reported an additional 6,000 rapes and 1,500 assaults.
While most of the car jacked victims were black, the average age of the victim was 21.
In addition, black victims are much more likely than white victims to be victims of rape, robbery or sexual assault.
That said, they’re still less likely to report the crimes.
And it’s not just that they’re more likely.
Many victims also don’t report the incidents, because of fear or because they fear retaliation.
“We’re not hearing from victims that it’s an easy crime to report,” Brown said, “because it’s such a low-profile crime.”
And so, while carjumping and carjacking are still on the increase, the problem continues to go largely unnoticed.
Car jackers are easy to spot The average carjack attack requires a quick look.
The victim can be driving in a hurry or sitting in traffic, and their vehicle may be sitting in the middle of nowhere, Brown explained.
Even if the victim doesn’t see or hear the car jacker, the vehicle may still be there and waiting for them to move.
This type of car jack is usually done in a fast-moving car.
And if the car’s in motion, the car can be seen going straight for the victim’s car, Brown added.
A carjack in progress Another carjack can happen in a very crowded car, but even then, the victim can still be easily recognized.
“If you’re in a crowded area, you can easily spot a car jacker,” Brown noted, “and the police are more aware of it.”
Brown said that car jokers are usually young, but also can be older, black or Hispanic.
“They’re often older than a lot of the people who are involved in carjack-related crimes,” Brown added, adding that they typically don’t have a criminal record and tend to be high school dropouts or recently released from prison.
Brown added that he believes that car jack